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Clock, 1934

Clock, 1934

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The clock’s face features a small mechanical figure of President Franklin D. Roosevelt mixing a cocktail, a reference to the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. He is supported by figures of National Recovery Administration Chairman Hugh Johnson (left) and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins (right).
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Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
overall: 10 3/4 in x 11 in x 6 in; 27.305 cm x 27.94 cm x 15.24 cm
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Arnold Miles Collection of Political Americana
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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